The South and Presidential Politics

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What: The South & Presidential Politics.  This panel will examine the role of social media, online advertising, and new media organizing tools with traditional data-driven field efforts in political campaigning. The group will also discuss the political role of poverty in the South and how factors, including demographics and social and economic trends, as well as ways that campaigns are responding to change in this election cycle, including demographics in key swing states, the role of voter ID requirements, redistricting, and voting rights enforcement.

 

Where: Packard Place, 4th Floor, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

When: Monday, September 3, 2012 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM.

 

Daniel Kreiss: Will talk about new media and political campaigning, with a particular emphasis on how campaigns are now coupling social media, online advertising, and new media organizing tools with traditional data-driven field efforts. With extensive online state efforts and dozens of field offices for both campaigns, North Carolina serves as a compelling case study to analyze these developments.

Gene Nichol: Will talk about the odd political role of poverty in the south. The south is the native home of American poverty. The south has more poor people, and more political leaders who are seemingly untroubled by it, than the rest of the nation. Nichol will explore the overarching political marginalization of poor and low income southerners and discuss its electoral and policy implications.

Ferrel Guillory: Will explore demographic, social, and economic trends in the South to put political trends in context. The South, once a region set apart by its racial and political proclivities, now often leads the nation; it outpaced the nation in population and jobs in the two decades leading up to the recent steep recession. Three of the South’s growth states voted for Barack Obama in 2008, while much of the inner South has grown more Republican. Guillory will consider the outlook of the electoral map in the South not only for 2012 but beyond.

Kareem Crayton: Will talk about the ways that campaigns are responding to changing demographics in key swing states, and the role that voter ID requirements, redistricting, and voting rights enforcement are playing in this election.

Where: Packard Place, 4th Floor, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC

When: Monday, September 3, 2012 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM

 

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